Acqua E Farina

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About Acqua E Farina

As you head northwest up the hill through Bukit Timah, the landscape gets progressively greener. And, though you might think otherwise, the range of restaurant options doesn’t get thinner on the ground. Just before you hit the Rail Mall on Upper Bukit Timah Road is an Italian restaurant that has the rare privilege of being helmed by two chefs, each with a respective northern and southern Italian specialty. It’s thanks to this that Acqua E Farina – water and flour, the basic ingredients – can offer Singapore diners a comprehensive, balanced Italian restaurant experience. Reserve a table today!

Opening Times

Closed now
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Acqua E Farina
400 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall
Singapore 678050

Menu Highlights




Toasted Bread topped with Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs and Olive Oil

Capesante con Spinaci, Prosciutto e Zafferano

Scallops gently pan fried, then topped with Parma Ham and served with a delicate Saffron Sauce on a bed of baby Spinach

Sauté di Vongole

Live Clams tossed with Garlic, Chillies, White Wine, Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs, served with Toasted Ciabatta Bread

Tagliere (2-3 servings)

A Platter of Pork Cold Cuts and Cheeses: Parma Ham, Mortadella, Salami, Mozzarella and Cheese Served with Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Focaccina


Insalata Mista

Mixed Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, Bread Croutons Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Insalata al Caprino Caldo

Mixed Greens with Walnuts, Sun dried Tomato, Honey and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing served with Warm Goat Cheese on Bread

Insalata con Gamberetti

Baby Spinach with Smoked Salmon, Shrimps, Avocado, Mango, Tomato and Croutons drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing


Pizza Margherita

Tomato and Mozzarella

Pizza Salmone

Tomato, Mozzarella, Arugula, Smoked Salmon

Pizza Rucola e Parma

Tomato, Mozzarella, Parma Ham, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Pizza Crudo

Tomato, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola (Blue Cheese) and Parma Ham

Pizza Acqua e Farina

Tomato, Mozzarella, Ricotta Cheese, Salami and Sautéed Spinach

Pizza Tartufo

Pizza with Mascarpone , Mozzarella, Mushrooms and Black Truffle


Penne alla Siciliana

Short Pasta tossed in Tomato Sauce with Buffalo Mozzarella, Eggplant, Basil and Parmesan Cheese

Tagliatelle alla Boscaiola

Homemade Pasta With Mushrooms, Italian Sausage and Bacon tossed in Tomato Sauce with a touch of Cream

Spaghetti ai Gamberi

Spaghetti with Prawns “Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino” Garlic, Olive Oil, and Chillies

Fettuccine Nere alla Polpa di Granchio

Homemade Squid Ink Pasta with Crabmeat tossed in Tomato Sauce with a touch of Cream

Ravioli di Carne con Salsa ai Funghi

Homemade Ravioli stuffed with braised Beef, tossed in Mushroom Sauce




Italian mineral water, 750ml (still or sparkling)






Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream

Affogato al Caffe

Vanilla Ice Cream with Espresso Coffee


Our recipe comes all the way from Savini restaurant in Milan

Piatto di Dolci

A dessert platter comprising mini portions of Crème Brûlée, Lava Cake, Panna Cotta and Tiramisù
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More about Acqua E Farina, Singapore

Water and flour – Acqua E Farina – are the foundational ingredients in the triumvirate of Italian staple foods: breads, pasta and pizza. Here at this rather special Upper Bukit Timah Road restaurant, the flavours of both northern and southern Italian cuisine make onto and into all three typical dishes. Chef Antonio Manetto hails from a small town near Naples in sunny southern Italy, and swears by the house signature red Neapolitan pizza topped with spicy salami, creamy ricotta and a scattering of baby spinach. The seductive white pizza tartufo, loaded with mascarpone, mozzarella, mushrooms and truffle, is also popular among Singapore’s Italian food fans.

Taking a culinary journey to the north of Italy means you’re moving onto chef Roberto Galbiati’s turf. A proud native of northern Milan, his spaghetti al nero di seppia is a typical Northern-style seafood pasta whose hearty flavours balance earthiness and the freshness of the ocean. This is what’s so special about this Bukit Timah restaurant – in a city like Singapore that seems to boast a good number of Italian restaurants per capita, it’s a delight to find an example where the chefs put their names and their reputation, not to mention their gastronomic heritage, behind each and every dish. Acqua E Farina comes highly recommended!

46 Acqua E Farina Reviews

46 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Michael K.12 days ago · 25 reviews

We went there for a birthday celebration and ordered their specials. The rack of lamb was exquisite and the black ink spaghetti simply delectable. They surprised us with a complimentary slice of cake for the birthday girl. Very thoughtful and hospitable. Great experience

Michael K.24 days ago · 25 reviews

The food is seriously good. I never tire of this place. It’s a pity that the Quandoo 10% discount has been discontinued but still worth going to. Ask for their house specials.

Steven L.a month ago · 6 reviews

Great place for Italian food at The Rail Mall, very homely feeling and great service, highly recommended!

Eng Hwa L.2 months ago · 1 review

As usual, excellent Italian food and great service! My family have eaten here for years. The food quality is consistent, the serving portion just nice. We always leave happy and satisfied.

Pau D.7 months ago · 1 review

overall: delicious food, cozy ambience, truly loved it :) Came here for Father’s Day dinner, arrived early at around 5.30pm and dodged any evening crowd whatsoever. Menu had impressive variety and prices were reasonable for the food quality. Waitresses were attentive and friendly, really hospitable. We didn’t end up trying the pizza but the steak platter and pastas were more than satisfying, absolutely delicious. Desserts were delectable, and the cheese platter came with a capsicum jam that was absolutely divine. Definitely would visit again, definitely would recommend.

Julian C.a year ago · 1 review

This place had the best Italian food I've ever tried. Ordered the vongole and pizza - the clams in the pasta were so fresh and juicy, oozing with sweetness in every bite and you could just taste that the tomato base in the pizza was made from fresh tomatoes and not the usual paste that you'd find in most restaurants around this price range. Plus the cosy setting and very attentive service is a bonus

Henry L.a year ago · 1 review

Overall it was a really nice and warm experience dining at Acqua E Farina (went on a Sunday afternoon). Authentic italian fare with a great vibe.

Edo v.a year ago · 6 reviews

Very nice and authentic Italian experience! Excellent price/quality balance, friendly and efficient staff/service and good to great tastes on our plates. Just one dish was slightly disappointing: the risotto with saffran and sausage. Too much gravy, not enough saffran for my palate. The antipasti were all excellent, no complaints whatsoever. We’ll be back! Grazie.

Joachim Q.a year ago · 3 reviews

Cosy and homely ambience. Excellent service from the very personable and attentive team. Delicious food—the Octopus pasta, Seabass and Pannetone in the Christmas menu were special. The burrata never fails to please. Overall an enjoyable dining experience for our party of four.

Brian M.a year ago · 1 review

I love dining at this authentic Italian restaurant. The menu variety, quality of food, friendly and attentive service, and cosy ambience make it an easy choice. I'm also a big fan of the location, tucked away at The Rail Mall.